During their October 6, 2009 meeting, the BMA passed the RS - 8 Annexation on 2nd reading. The annexation's effective date is November 20, 2009. Please find a map attached showing the annexation area highlighted in green.
Zoning: All City R-1B
Current Land Use: single family; a total of 28 parcels located in the Hidden Acres Subdivision.
Current population: 87 residents
Streets included in this annexation: a portion of Hidden Pines Dr, a portion of Sumpter Rd, a portion of Valleydale Dr, and Morningdale Dr.
Special Consideration: Parcel 121.00, located in the northeast corner of the annexation area shown below, has a 10’ strip left out of the City limits in order to prevent a doughnut hole with the existing City boundaries. Special attention is drawn to this characteristic since it may not be seen at first viewing of the graphic below.
Kingsport Property Tax
The value of your property must be assessed by the County, either Sullivan or Hawkins, depending on residency. City taxes are based on this assessment. The recently annexed areas of Rock Springs are in Sullivan County. The city’s property tax is 1.94% for those in Sullivan County. Hawkins County residents have a tax of 2.24%.
For those who have been recently annexed, the city tax begins on January 1st of the year following annexation. Taxes are not prorated from the time of annexation. Therefore, city property taxes will not begin for recently annexed properties until January 1st, 2010.
Police & Fire
Police and Fire department services are immediately available upon annexation.
The city water rate is structured according to the amount consumed. The water is significantly lower for those living inside the city limits. Those who have been recently annexed will notice about a 50% reduction in their water bills. The water rates are provided below.